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Over 90% of our graduates complete high school within four years, in a city with an on-time high school graduation rate that hovers around 65%.

The Gesu community mourns the passing of Ms. Shirley Bright.

The entire Gesu community mourns the loss of Ms. Shirley Bright, long-tenured 3rd grade Teacher and Director of the Akybra Theater Program and the award-winning Gesu Forensics Team. Ms. Bright touched the lives of so many students in her 25-year career and service to Gesu. We remember her joyful spirit, her passion for teaching, and her genuine love for Gesu School.

A Gesu alum herself, Ms. Bright was a member of the Class of 1961, a graduate of John C. Hallahan High School in 1965, and Bethune-Cookman University.

The entire Gesu School family has been blessed for many years by Ms. Bright's love and commitment. We extend our sincere condolences to Ms. Bright’s family and friends.


Funeral Arrangements:

We celebrate the life of Ms. Bright, a true champion of Gesu School.

Saturday, April 11, 2015 

Viewing at 10:00am

Funeral service at 11:00am


St. Malachy Church

1429 N. 11th St

Philadelphia, PA 19122